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Cyber Career Pathways Project (Evolving the Workforce COI May 2019)

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
Venue Address: 
ICF Concourse Level Conference Room
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, DC , DC
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
2019-05-09 10:00:00 2019-05-09 11:30:00 America/New_York Cyber Career Pathways Project (Evolving the Workforce COI May 2019) See more details at: ICF Concourse Level Conference Room, 1725 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC
Venue Address: 
ICF Concourse Level Conference Room
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, DC , DC

Event Details


Featured Topic: Cyber Career Pathways Project - Briefing from Interagency Working Group


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Please join us for a presentation from a Federal Interagency Working Group on their current project to deliver a Federal career path standard framework unique to each of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework’s (NICE Framework) 52 Work Roles. Understanding these career paths will be important both to managers and staff in cyber security roles, as well as to the human capital workers involved in hiring and developing agencies’ cyber workforces. The collaboration is working to support PMA CAP Goal 3: Developing a Workforce for the 21st Century. You and your team can attend in person, or online.

Session Background
America’s cyber workforce is a strategic asset that protects the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life.  The National Cyber Strategy, the President’s Management Agenda, and the Executive Order 13800 emphasize that a superior cyber workforce will promote American prosperity and preserve peace.  The Executive and Legislative Branches have issued policies and codified the requirements to improve the ability to acquire, build, and retain talent, focusing on the development of tools and capacity for cyber practitioners and talent managers to overcome the shortage of cyber talent and creating innovative approaches to providing opportunities that maximize individuals’ cyber knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Integral to this is the ability for cyber professionals to visualize how to build and navigate a career pathway.  Such structure will allow for manpower analysis to identify and forecast manpower requirements to support mission needs.

Project Goal
The ultimate goal of this Working Group is to deliver a standard Federal career pathway framework unique to each NIST NICE Framework Work Role.  Career pathways are designed to support cyber professionals, their supervisors, and human capital professionals with conducting workforce assessment and planning, creating position descriptions (PDs), identifying current training needs and professional development opportunities, recruitment and retention, and improving job satisfaction through rewarding and challenging career opportunities.  Career pathways will be designed as ladders unique to each Work Role while also identifying points of intersection for transition opportunities among work roles, as well as transferable competencies.  

Applicability for Use
The career pathways will support cyber professionals, their supervisors, and human capital professionals by providing a framework for planning, professional development and training, performance management, creating position descriptions (PDs), recruitment and retention, qualification assessment, and improving job satisfaction.  

Megan Caposell, DHS CISA, Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Program Manager
Sarah Moffat, VA, Senior Advisor, Cyber Workforce Management
Noel Kyle, DHS CISA, Cyber Education and Awareness

- Welcome and Introductions – Evolving the Workforce COI Leadership
- Updates from EWF COI Leadership
- Briefing on Interagency Working Group on Cyber Career Pathways

Farragut Center
ICF Concourse Conference Room
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, DC
* Remote participation logistics will be provided upon registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI Leadership Team
Deb Tomchek, Industry Chair
Terri Shaffer, Government Chair
Rebecca Russell, Government Vice-Chair
Andrew McCoy, Industry Vice-Chair
Doris Reeves, Program Chair
Robert Clarke, Communications Chair
Craig Petrun, Knowledge Capture Chair

Upcoming 2019 EWF COI Meeting Topics
June – Emerging Technology, AI and Workforce Part
July – TBD
August – Cancelled for summer break
September -Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy
October – Preempted by Executive Leadership Conference in Philadelphia (EWF COI to sponsor several sessions)